Whether you’re working from home or just need a place to sit down and do some admin, a home office can be a great addition to any property. One of the great benefits of this space is that you have the ability to make it your own, renovating and decorating it to create a productive environment. Not only that, but it could add that little bit of value to your home when it comes time to sell!

Here are a few tips to help you with planning the perfect home office.

Choosing the right room

The first thing to think about when building a work space is the purpose: What are you going to use it for? Running your small business from home will likely need more space than what the spare bedroom can offer. The room you choose to convert can even have an impact on how much work you get done. No one likes being cramped into a tiny area, so consider all the furniture that you’ll need to operat​e. Among other things, there are desks, filing space, cabinets and comfort to take into account.

With this in mind, it could be worth taking out a construction loan to create a bit more space – you could enclose a balcony or even extend the room.

Light room, bright mind

Lighting can make all the difference to your home office. A poorly lit room can make it difficult to work, so aim to let in as much natural light as possible. Windows can be an ideal element to have in your work area, but not all homes are blessed with plenty of glass. If you’re planning on conducting most of your business from home, why not take the plunge and enlarge the frame? This can create a bright, airy room that is a pleasure to work in.

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